Preparing for the future

Ages 2-5

All kids have great potential. The Y is committed to helping young children to learn, play and make friends as they work on skills that prepare them for the academic years ahead. A leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, we work every day to help them build skills and confidence for success in both the classroom and on the playground. 

The Portage YMCA Preschool Academy is a nine month program for children 2-5 yrs old who are one, two or three years away from kindergarten. Our dedicated teachers help children reach their full potential in an academically structured environment. They work closely with the PTS Kindergarten  teachers to assist us in remaining current on all the requirements your child will need for school success. As a participant in our preschool, your family will also have the opportunity to join so many activities the Y has to offer at the member rate. Financial scholarships are available for low income families.

Registration is open!  To enter our Pre-K Academies, children need to be 4 years old by August 1, 2020. For our Junior Academies, children need to be 2 or 3 years old by August 1, 2020.

The 2020- 2021 School Year runs Tuesday, September 8, 2020 thru Tuesday, May 18, 2021, following the Portage Township Schools Calendar for holidays and breaks. First months class fees are due by August 10, 2020 and the last months class fees are due April 10, 2021.

Program registeration is required along with a $45 non-refundable registration fee which inlcludes a $15 supply fee.

2020-2021 Details
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Special thanks to the United Way of Porter County for financially supporting our preschool program through grant funds that enrich the learning environment for our students. 
Erin Robles, Sr. Programs & Marketing Director